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Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jul 1;80(1):90-3.

Effect of reduced muscle bulk on the ventilatory response to exercise in chronic congestive heart failure secondary to idiopathic dilated and ischemic cardiomyopathy.

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Department of Cardiac Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom.


Changing the exercising muscle group alters the ventilatory response to exercise in chronic heart failure. The recognized muscle abnormalities in congestive heart failure may thus contribute to the ventilatory abnormalities of this condition.

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